Thursday, July 20, 2017

Ten Months

Gavin is 10 months old today.  He is such a happy little boy.  About the only time he is unhappy is when he is hungry.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Adventures in Babysitting III

One of the other things I do with the boys is take them places, we try to go to the library once a week, we went to Rocky Mountain National Park one day, we go to the park.  In June we went to The Museum of Nature and Science.  There is a special exhibit, Nature's Amazing Machines. We went on members preview day.  

But we also had to visit the Discovery Zone where there are numerous activities for kids, but the boys like the water area the most.

Gavin loved it also.

The boys at on of the interactive exhibits.
And we always have a picnic and play in the splash park afterwards.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Adventures in Babysitting II

Another thing I do with the boys is cook.  They always help with making their lunches, but I try to do something special each week.  We have made cookies, pigs in a blanket, pancakes which they decorate with bananas, coconut, chocolate chips, granola.  This day we made skewers for lunch.

We had cheese, sausage, ham and pickles for our main course and melon, strawberries and grapes for dessert.

They want to make them again.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Adventures in Babysitting I

I try my best to keep the boys active and not sitting in front of the TV or their tablets all day long.  I have them doing puzzles, reading books, playing board games and doing art projects.  We have finished 5 puzzles so far this summer, have played Bingo, dominoes, Chinese Checkers, Sorry and several card games.  We have made Father's Day cards, created our own flags for Flag Day and made up mythical creatures.

One thing we try to do is take a walk first thing in the morning before it gets too hot.  We go different ways and try to find interesting things along the way.

This day we took bubbles which delighted Gavin.  He kept trying to hold them.

We also came to a greenbelt area that had just been watered, so there was standing water to splash in.  
Some days the boys walk, but they usually ride their scooters or bikes.  

Friday, July 14, 2017

9 Months

This was set to publish on 6/20, but something happened, so it is a little late.